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Climate Change

The Billionaire Fossil Fuel Investor Behind Trump's EPA Pick
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says Trump's victory represents the political triumph of climate science skepticism and its powerful influence in the coming administration

  December 12, 2016

COP22 Not Addressing Inadequacies of Paris Agreement
Reporting from Marrakech, Dimitri Lascaris says inertia afflicting prior conferences is still at play despite determination of the global community to move ahead with climate change efforts

  November 18, 2016

Not a Done Deed: Trump Will Face Legal Barriers in Attempts to Approve Keystone XL
TRNN Replay: The environmental movement is up against great odds, but its previous victories in denying the project should encourage it to renew a sense of solidarity and continue struggle against pipelines

  November 17, 2016

As National Governments Procrastinate on Climate Action, Sub-National Governments Fill the Void
At COP22, the Environment Minister of the Australian Capital Territory describes his state's ambitious climate action plan.

  November 17, 2016

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Elephant that Refuses to Leave the Room at COP22
Speaking from Morocco, Adam Scott of Oil Change International discusses the ongoing failure of governments around the world to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

  November 17, 2016

Indigenous Leaders and Organized Labor Unite to Demand Action on Climate Change
At COP22, David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers discusses the joint efforts of organized labour and indigenous leaders to achieve climate justice.

  November 17, 2016

Dependence on Negative Emission Technologies Could Undermine Efforts to Phase Out Fossil Fuels
The major problem with climate change is that the global response that's needed must move faster than the timeframe for evaluating the scientific data, says Professor Kevin Anderson

  November 16, 2016

TRNN at COP22: Donald Trump's Climate Change Denialism Is About to Collide With Geopolitical Reality
Environmental lawyer Clare Lakewood discusses the legal and political obstacles to Donald Trump's abandonment of U.S. commitments under the Paris climate accord.

  November 15, 2016

TRNN at COP22: After Donald Trump, Will the 'COP of Action' Become Just Another COP of Inaction?
Hoda Baraka of discusses the implications of Donald Trump's victory for the first climate conference after the Paris Accord.

  November 15, 2016

Climate Scientist Michael Mann: Trump's Policies Are 'Game Over' for Our Climate
If we do not take the next exit ramp from the fossil fuel highway, we commitment ourselves to dangerous and irreversible changes in our climate, says Dr. Michael Mann

  November 13, 2016

The Elephant in the Room is Climate Change
While the mainstream media failed to cover the issue during this election cycle, many negotiators and climate experts are concerned that a Trump presidency would undermine regulations and weaken global efforts to combat climate change, says John Upton from Climate Central

  November 7, 2016

Presidential Race a Choice Between Levels of Climate Catastrophe
The definition of 'climate denier' should include the states and institutions that are not taking necessary steps to avoid dangerous climate change, says professor Chris Williams

  November 4, 2016

Re-routing Dakota Access Pipeline Won't Make it Less Dangerous to the Environment or Climate
President Obama says it should be rerouted, but Greenpeace's Jesse Coleman warns that oil pipelines are inherently unsafe

  November 3, 2016

Green the Church Summit: Bringing Race, Religion and Environmental Justice Together
Last week, church leaders from around the country met in Baltimore, MD for a two-day conference that aims to anchor today's social and environmental movements within the church as a way of providing meaning and purpose to the upswell

  November 1, 2016

Civil Rights Leaders, Celebrities Show Solidarity at Front Lines of Standing Rock Protests
Water protectors say media presence brings attention to their struggle. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,,

  November 1, 2016

Transitioning to Clean Energy Would Create More Jobs than Fossil Fuels
Heidi Garrett-Peltier of the Political Economic Research Institute explains how the Solyndra controversy overshadows the enormous success of government investment in clean energy

  October 31, 2016

Protests Planned at Houston Headquarters of Dakota Access Pipeline Owners
The fight against extractive industries links together indigenous, Global South, and environmental justice communities, says research fellow Yvette Arellano

  October 12, 2016

Standing up at Standing Rock: Voices from the Encampment
Indigenous people and their allies share why they are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline - Lauretta Prevost, Producer, and Lindsay Ofrias, Associate Producer

  October 10, 2016

Paris Climate Agreement Not Strong Enough to Prevent Global Catastrophe
Atmospheric physicist Pablo Canziani explains why the agreement is 'necessary, but not sufficient'

  October 7, 2016

Lawsuit Against the EPA Could Thwart U.S. Compliance with the Paris Agreement
The US has less than a decade to reign in its greenhouse emissions, yet two dozen states plus some energy companies are suing to avoid meeting the proposed standards

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